08 February 2019

Call for Papers: 7TH International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019

Call for papers for the 2019 ICSD conference, which focusses on Sustainable Development: practice, research and education. The following news is redirected by SCIENCE from ICSD.

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University. The 7th ICSD 2019 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context. The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education". This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches. The 2019 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science. This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.

We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD2019 program:

1. ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY:
    Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance, Emerging Countries, International Trade
 
2. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY:
    Water and Soil conservation, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation
 
3. SOCIO-CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY:
    Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Governance Sustainability, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, posters/exhibits, or virtual presentation. Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered.  For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community send an e-mail at: icsd@ecsdev.org  Virtual participation is available for those who are unable to attend the conference in person.  All conference registrants (in-person and virtual) can be published in the European Journal of Sustainable Development.

CONFERENCE PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
Several types of information will be requested when you submit your proposal, but the "Long Description" is the central and most important component.  It contains the information which reviewers use to evaluate the proposal and, if your presentation is ultimately published in the journal, serves at the Abstract of the journal article.    While each proposal should address the purpose, methods, and implications of the scholarly work, the content within these general categories will vary somewhat, based on the type of scholarly work to be presented and the type of presentation you choose.  Illustrations of the topics, or elements, to be addressed in the proposal are presented below. Please note that all proposals and presentations must be in English or Italian.

TYPE OF SCHOLARLY WORK: RESEARCH, PRACTICE, OR THEORY
Research Focus
Thesis statement:  the hypothesis, research statement, statement of the problem or issue being explored.
Methodology: brief overview of research method used to address the research question identified in the thesis statement. For the proposal, include information on the type of data collected (e.g., surveys, interviews, tests, literary analysis or critique, observations) but not on design, sampling, or data analyses techniques (these should be explained in the full paper).
Results: the main findings of the study, resulting from the methods used.
Conclusions and Implications:  what the results mean for the field of study or for society; relate back to the thesis statement.

Practice Focus
Framework: the scholarly knowledge base--theoretical framework, previous research, or conceptual approach--upon which the practical application is based.
Description of practical application: what was designed or developed, how was it implemented, in what setting and with whom?
Outcomes: what has been learned from the implementation, what strengths and weaknesses have been identified?
Implications: what are the next steps or the implications for future practice or for society. 

Theory Focus
Statement of the hypothesis, theoretical perspective, or philosophical idea being asserted.
Relationship to existing theories or perspectives in the field.
Contribution: how proposed idea advances knowledge in the field or benefits society.

TYPE OF PRESENTATION: Oral, POSTER/EXHIBIT
The type of presentation you plan will also have implications for the information you include in the Long Description.

Oral Presentation: Accepted proposals will be organized into thematic sessions or roundtable discussions and, while the preparation for your presentation may be different for these two formats, the content of your proposal should include all of the elements of a research, practice, or theory-focused work listed above. Please note that all presentations must be in English.

Poster/Exhibit: Generally most appropriate for "practice-focused" works (or works in progress), a poster/exhibit proposal may concentrate on one aspect, for example, "description of the practical application".  The proposal should clearly describe the type of information (or product) that will be displayed.

Download a proposal form here.
Read more about the call for papers and the event here.

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